Category: Industrial Automation

Will the Manufacturing Growth Cycle Continue in China? Part 1

Part 1 – What has been driving the recent growth in China’s manufacturing sector? In this first of two analyst insights examining the China manufacturing...

/ November 14, 2017
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Siemens’ Autonomous Vehicle Strategy

Following Siemens’ recent announcement to acquire Tass International we examine what it means for the industrial giant’s strategy.

/ October 5, 2017
Manufacturing Industry Outlook - 2017

Manufacturing Industry Output (MIO) Tracker

The most complete and unified analysis of the manufacturing industry globally. Quantifying the total value of manufacturing production with deep granularity for over 35 industries...

/ September 21, 2017
A Decade After the Financial Crisis, How Has Manufacturing & Machinery Production Faired in the EU?

A Decade After the Financial Crisis, Has EU Manufacturing & Machinery Recovered?

Total EU manufacturing production peaked in 2008, at a little over €4.9 trillion, before the effects of the financial crisis were seen. What happened next...

/ September 21, 2017

What’s behind the robust growth in industrial robots?

Recent industry figures for industrial robots have once again put the market in the spotlight. So much so, the topic has remained a key theme...

/ September 18, 2017
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Softbank to Acquire Robotics Division from Alphabet: our take

The details Late last week it was announced, without much ceremony, that Softbank Group would be acquiring Boston Dynamics and Schaft, collectively the robotics division...

/ June 12, 2017
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Softbank’s Investment in OSIsoft

In short: great synergies, but execution will be key Last week it was announced that Softbank Group had made an investment in OSIsoft by acquiring...

/ June 6, 2017
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Google arrives just in IoT(ime)

Last month we wrote about Alphabet’s (and its subsidiaries) lack of presence in the industrial IoT space, this despite being suitably qualified and it being...

/ May 25, 2017
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Clouds everywhere at Hannover, but IT’s ok

Industrial IoT, Industry 4.0, Manufacturing Digitalization, or whatever phrase you might hear is a big trend. Unsurprisingly, this was a major theme at this year’s...

/ May 4, 2017